Dog owners tired of finding their pet pooch's hair on everything may have had their prayers answered following the creation of leotards for dogs. The outfits have been created to stop dogs shedding their fur around the house. Tighter-fitting than your standard dog coat, the suit comes in a range of sizes and colours, and is reported to be safe and comfortable for dogs.
Shed Defender is a form-fitting and stylish jump suit which promises to banish doggy hair from cars and homes.
They can also be used to keep dogs warm in the winter and protect them from flying insects, ticks, or plants that might irritate them on a country walk.
Tyson Walters, founder of US-based Shed Defender, said: “The idea came to me about six or seven years ago.
“I had this huge St. Bernard Harley, and I just couldn’t control her shedding. No matter how much I brushed and groomed her, she still left tumbleweeds of hair everywhere.
I looked around on the internet and dog stores and I couldn’t find a solution to my product, so I decided to make one.
After four years of making prototypes and testing, I finally had a product that we could sell.
“People love the idea, love the look, and it is a head turner. People always take pictures of my own dog Harley when she’s wearing it and ask where they can get one.
There’s only been one dog I couldn’t put it on, and this is after thousands of fittings with other dogs. The dog didn’t like its paws being touched.
My next big step is to get licences for sport teams and make custom ones with logos.”